Bachelor of Arts, International Relations; James Madison College at Michigan State University; Master of Business Administration, Strategic Management; Davenport University
Relevant Work Experience:
David returned to Tampa in early 2020 after a 32-year hiatus. Originally from Metro Detroit, David lived in Tampa for a few years in the mid-80s, and ever since has been a big fan of the bay area. The past 20 years have allowed him to experience the private and public sectors, and he is passionate about serving the public good and advancing societal gains. After nearly a decade in multiple active roles in higher education, he also spent time creating corporate partnerships in professional baseball and in the nonprofit sector. As a Senior Associate of Business Development at the United Way, David worked to create long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships between the nonprofit and corporate worlds, focusing on employee community engagement and ‘corporate social responsibility.’ He has been an active and loyal member of each community he’s lived and/or worked in, and currently serves as a director on a number of different nonprofit boards and is heavily engaged in and passionate about numerous philanthropic causes.
Why You Work at Frameworks:
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is an imperative and quality skill set that needs to be elevated to status as an absolutely imperative area of study, the understanding of which should be a primary focus for those who work in the business community and youth education. In this ever-changing world we all live in that’s saturated with social media, advancing technologies and intense societal pressures, social and emotional learning (SEL) has become more important than ever.
We can all think back to experiences we’ve had at every stage of life where being equipped with EQ skills has (or would have) helped in a number of different scenarios. There’s zero doubt that recognition and a consciousness of this ability, whether as a youth or an adult, positively impacts our lives as well as the lives of those around us, and is an awareness that stays with us forever. I am devoted to advancing the mission of Frameworks and positively impacting as many lives as possible.